Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Hamsterish Bestiary

I mentioned Taichara's Hamsterish Hoard of D&D yesterday. She's got a great assortment of imaginative, original critters for BECMI (which means you can pretty much use any of them as-is for any TSR edition of D&D). Going through it, I made this annotated and incomplete list of monsters that might make an appearance on my example hex-map island.

Alraune - carniverous mandrake (plant)

Ankeri - gazelle-men (humanoid)

Brass Jackal - clockwork jackal (clockwork guardian)

Briarbones - aggressive vine wrapped around skeleton (plant)

Cepes - fungus-men (plant)

Cricipter - flying hamsters! (cute)

Dreamsnake - memory-stealing serpent (snake, reptile)

Greenfang - carniverous cabbage (plant)

Heartbriar - carniverous, ambulatory plant (plant)

Iaret (Cobra Lord) - snake-man (snake, reptile, humanoid)

K'kithil - sapient scarabs (insect, humanoid)

K'sshir (Nightmist) - carniverous cloud (phenomena)

Lithira (Pearl Gazelle) - magical gazelle (herd animal)

Lurru - large locust (insect)

Marrowlight - carniverous pumpkin (plant)

Raintiger - magical, stormcalling feline (elemental, water, feline)

Sau'inpu - necrophagic humanoid jackals (canine humanoid)

Sshian - snake-men (snake, reptile, overlord)

Thief-of-Hues - color (and emotion) stealing snake (snake, reptile)

4 comments:

DHBoggs said...

would be handy if'n sumbody did a cut 'n paste of all Taichera's critters into a .pdf

Matthew W. Schmeer said...

@DHBoggs: I'm working on it! Tiachara and I talked about it briefly when I released Nashka's Lair last year. I've got the entire bestiary saved to disk; I need to compile it in A-to-Z order, check for typos, and assemble a quick reference chart for it.

trollsmyth said...

Schmeer: That is great news.

Matthew W. Schmeer said...

I've got all the monsters now compiled in A to Z order, one monster per page in draft stage. It's 162 pages right now!